Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Energy Summit draws attention to role of nuclear power in South Carolina

Leaders of South Carolina’s major electric utility companies agreed today that nuclear energy is the only way the United States will meet its ambitious carbon emissions reductions, and the only source of electric power that can keep South Carolina competitive with the rest of the nation.

Four electric power executives comprised a morning panel of the Columbia Regional Business Report’s Energy Summit, held at the Embassy Suites hotel in Columbia.

They also agreed that the best and cleanest approach to meeting future energy needs will embrace all energy resources, including modern, cleaner coal-fired plants, solar and wind arrays, and other resources such as biomass from forest products and methane gas from landfills.

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